Countries that regulate political party funding do so to preserve their sovereignty and integrity of domestic politics.
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.
South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
The state capture inquiry will look at why former president Jacob Zuma pursued a dodgy nuclear deal.